Decatur Building Department

Find Decatur Alabama building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections. Building Departments provide information on certificates of occupancy (CO), building codes, construction codes, inspections, safety, violations, permits, community planning, zoning laws, regulations, ordinances, maps, and land use.


Decatur City Building Department 402 Lee Street Northeast Decatur AL 35601 256-341-4570


Hartselle County Planning Department 200 Sparkman Street Northwest Hartselle AL 35640 9.5 miles from Decatur 256-773-0188

Athens City Planning Department 1600 West Elm Street Athens AL 35611 17.1 miles from Decatur 256-233-2224

Huntsville Zoning 308 Fountain Circle Southwest Huntsville AL 35801 25.4 miles from Decatur 256-564-8008

Madison County Permits 100 Northside Sq Huntsville AL 35801 25.5 miles from Decatur 256-532-3731

Cullman Zoning 204 2nd Avenue Northeast Cullman AL 35055 28.5 miles from Decatur 256-739-1212

Gurley City Building Department 235 Walker Street Gurley AL 35748 36.3 miles from Decatur 256-776-3313

Muskegon Zoning 2010 Avalon Ave Muscle Shoals AL 35661 38.8 miles from Decatur 256-386-9205

Florence City Planning Department 110 West College Street Florence AL 35630 41.9 miles from Decatur 256-740-8806

Boaz Building Inspector/Permit 112 Broad Street Boaz AL 35957 53.7 miles from Decatur 256-593-0241

Scottsboro Planning Department 316 South Broad Street Scottsboro AL 35768 54.8 miles from Decatur 256-912-0502

What is a Building Department?

Building departments provide property owners with information about certificates of occupancy and construction codes. They also manage land use and help create zoning laws. General contractors work with these departments to get permits for construction projects. Local building departments conduct inspections to ensure that occupancy limits, safety rules, and building codes are met.

They monitor building code violations and help enforce building-related laws. When building departments become involved in enforcing safety regulations, the cited residential or commercial property owners are required to make the mandated changes to their properties. Building departments help improve property values through better planning of real estate developments. They keep and regularly update property maps that show neighborhoods as well as commercial and residential development zones. They're also responsible for reviewing, approving or denying all permits for building additions and new construction.